What This Course Covers
Global 10 covers significant events in global history from around the early 1700s up to the present date. Some popular topics include the rise and fall of nations, imperialism, World Wars I and II, terrorism, and the development of Communism/Marxism along with the oppression, fascism, and genocide that goes with it . Hopefully by studying these units and events you'll have a better understanding of the world we live in today and why past events matter as we move forward.
How Your Course Grade is Determined
Homework = 10%: HW assignments are due at the very start of the class period and must be complete. (For example, if there are twenty questions assigned, you must complete all twenty.) Anything turned in after I check in the HW is considered late, and late or incomplete assignments are not acceptable earn a score of "0." Assignments must be hard copies (printed or hand-written) as I do not accept HW emailed to me, nor do I accept assignments shown to me on a phone or laptop (of course, unless you have an IEP or 504 Plan stating otherwise).
Vocabulary Quizzes = 35%: These will be given approximately once a week and are based solely on what's in the "Vocabulary Packet." The format consists of fill-in-the-blank (no word banks or multiple choice). As we fill in words during the year, the list grows for words you may see on the quizzes. Normally quizzes will be about 10 questions.
Unit Tests = 55%: Unit tests will be similar to the vocab quizzes in format (fill-ins - no word banks or multiple choice) but with many more questions. In addition to fill-ins, you may periodically have questions where the answer stems from a document provided (e.g. a cartoon, chart, graph, quote, short reading passage, etc.). Anything from the unit notes is subject to being on a unit test.
Keys to Success in Global 10
1. Study your vocab packet 10-15 minutes a night.
2. Read over your unit notes every single day from start to finish.
3. Do all assignments on time, and complete them as directed - not what you "feel like" doing.
4. Make being here at school a priority. You can't learn if you aren't present.
5. Check my teacher website often for assignments, quiz/test dates, new vocab words, and due dates.
6. Be prepared. Bring your binder, your blank and completed vocab packet, and a pen EVERY DAY; also your textbook when asked to.
7. Ask for help when you need it.